Father accused of threatening remarks

Updated: September 14, 2004, 5:44 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A federal judge says Katie Wolfmeyer's father approached witnesses during his daughter's trial and made comments they took as threats.

Florissant resident Katie Wolfmeyer is accused of conspiring with former St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton in a murder-for-hire plot to kill Danton's agent. No one was injured.

Judge William Stiehl said Tuesday that 51-year-old Patrick Wolfmeyer made comments to two FBI agents and a member of the Columbia, Ill., police department Thursday at the East St. Louis courthouse.

The judge said he warned Patrick Wolfmeyer once earlier that week about similar behavior.

Stiehl ordered friends and family of 19-year-old Katie Wolfmeyer to have no contact with witnesses.

Patrick Wolfmeyer and prosecutor Stephen Clark declined comment.

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